Synonyms for trace

Synonyms for (noun) trace

Synonyms: trace

Definition: either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

Similar words: line

Definition: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

Usage: a washing line


Synonyms: trace, tracing

Definition: a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Similar words: drawing

Definition: a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

Usage: drawings of abstract forms; he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures


Synonyms: tincture, trace, shadow, vestige

Definition: an indication that something has been present

Usage: there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

Similar words: indicant, indication

Definition: something that serves to indicate or suggest

Usage: an indication of foul play; indications of strain; symptoms are the prime indicants of disease


Synonyms: trace

Definition: a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

Similar words: mark, print

Definition: a visible indication made on a surface

Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere


Synonyms: ghost, touch, trace

Definition: a suggestion of some quality

Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: hint, trace, suggestion

Definition: a just detectable amount

Usage: he speaks French with a trace of an accent

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Synonyms for (verb) trace

Synonyms: decipher, trace

Definition: read with difficulty

Usage: Can you decipher this letter?; The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

Similar words: read

Definition: interpret something that is written or printed

Usage: read the advertisement; Have you read Salman Rushdie?


Synonyms: trace, follow

Definition: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

Usage: We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass

Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives


Synonyms: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line

Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface

Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Similar words: mark

Definition: make or leave a mark on

Usage: the scouts marked the trail; ash marked the believers' foreheads


Synonyms: trace

Definition: copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of

Usage: trace a design; trace a pattern

Similar words: re-create, copy

Definition: make a replica of

Usage: copy that drawing; re-create a picture by Rembrandt


Synonyms: trace

Definition: make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along

Usage: The children traced along the edge of the dark forest; The women traced the pasture

Similar words: continue, proceed, go forward

Definition: move ahead; travel onward in time or space

Usage: We proceeded towards Washington; She continued in the direction of the hills; We are moving ahead in time now


Synonyms: trace, hound, hunt

Definition: pursue or chase relentlessly

Usage: The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him

Similar words: chase, chase after, dog, tag, tail, track, trail, go after, give chase

Definition: go after with the intent to catch

Usage: The policeman chased the mugger down the alley; the dog chased the rabbit


Synonyms: trace, retrace

Definition: to go back over again

Usage: we retraced the route we took last summer; trace your path

Similar words: return

Definition: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

Usage: return to your native land; the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean


Synonyms: trace

Definition: discover traces of

Usage: She traced the circumstances of her birth

Similar words: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint